Curt Lucas

Managing Partner

Curt Lucas is a Managing Partner and founding chairman of InveniasPartners and is based in Chicago and Los Angeles.  With more than 25 years of executive search experience, Curt has conducted over 400 senior leadership assignments in healthcare, including engagements for integrated delivery systems, academic medical centers and health sciences centers, investor-owned healthcare companies, physician practice management companies, and managed care organizations.  Curt has lead numerous highly visible C-suite engagements for clients such as Massachusetts General Hospital, BJC Health System, Boston Children’s Hospital, GE Healthcare, University of Missouri Health Care, Inova Health System, Scripps Health, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, and St. Joseph Health System.  Functional search and assessment experience encompasses all senior executive levels to include operations, finance, clinical leadership, human resources, IT, physician leadership, and board level assignments.

Prior to InveniasPartners, Curt was a Partner  and led Heidrick & Struggles’ global healthcare services practice and was based in Chicago.  Prior to Heidrick, Curt was a managing director and senior client partner for Korn/Ferry International for nearly 20 years, where he held multiple leadership roles for the firm and within the healthcare services practice.  Previous to his executive search experience, Curt’s career was focused on hospital and healthcare administration; most recently serving as an assistant administrator for Medical Staff Affairs for Christ Hospital in New Jersey.

Curt is a member of  ACHE and the Chicago Health Executives Forum.  He also served on the board of directors for the Chicago Metropolitan YMCA Lawson House and SuperSibs!, an organization serving siblings of children with cancer.  As well, Curt served seven years as the President and Board Chair for the Naperville Youth Football League.

Curt holds a BS in public health administration from Western Illinois University and a master’s in health administration (MHA) from Governors State University.  While in graduate school, Curt was a national recipient of the Foster G. McGaw Award and served as the President of the ACHE graduate student association.

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